Singles draw has been made for the Miami Open presented by Itaú, the second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 event in 2018, taking place at Crandon Park from March 21 to April 1. Six-time titlist Novak Djokovic is no.9 seed and has a first round BYE. He will open campaign against Mischa Zverev (GER) or Benoit Paire (FRA).
Six time Australian Open titlist advanced past no.21 seed Albert Ramos-Viñolas 6-2, 6-3, 6-3 on Margaret Court Arena on Saturday to reach the fourth round for the 11th time.
Novak survived a scorching Melbourne summer’s day and an early challenge from Gael Monfils on Thursday to reach the Australian Open third round. The 30-year-old Serbian star rallied from a set down to beat the Frenchman 4-6, 6-3, 6-1, 6-3.
Novak marked his return to competitive play on Tuesday afternoon with an impressive display of power tennis and excellent movement. Competing for the first time since Wimbledon 2017, Djokovic moved past Donald Young 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 in one hour and 52 minutes on Margaret Court Arena.
Novak, a record six–time AO titlist, is set to play in his first tour event after Wimbledon last summer. The 30-year-old Serbian star is no.14 seed and will open campaign against world no.63 Donald Young (USA). It will be their third career meeting (2-0 H2H).
Novak Djokovic is the new member of Asics family. The news was announced at a launch in Melbourne on Thursday, where the Japan-based footwear company introduced the new Gel Resolution Novak shoe.
"I'm smilling, inside and outside. I just love this sport so much," the 12-time Grand Slam champion said. “I was waiting for this moment for six months to get out on the court and play a match. I got a great opponent today, the No. 5 in the world, so it was a fantastic test for me to see where I am. So glad to be back and so nice to start in a country and a city where I have the greatest memories.”